Dennis McCarthy (scientist)

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Dennis D. McCarthy is a former Director of Time at the United States Naval Observatory. McCarthy also works for the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service.[1][2] In recognition of his work on GPS satellite navigation, McCarthy was inducted into the Naval Oceanography Hall of Fame on 6 April 2023 at a ceremony hosted by the US Naval Observatory.[3]

Selected publications[edit]


  • McCarthy, Dennis D.; Pilkington, John D.H. (1979). Time and the Earth's Rotation. Springer Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-277-0892-2.
  • McCarthy, Dennis D.; Carter, William E., eds. (1990). Variations in Earth Rotation. American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-0-87590-459-7.
  • McCarthy, Dennis D.; Seidelmann, Kenneth P. (2009). Time: From Earth Rotation to Atomic Physics. Wiley. ISBN 978-3-527-62795-0.



  1. ^ "Meet the world's director of time". BBC News. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "Superintendents, Scientific Directors, and Department Directors Of the U.S. Naval Observatory". U.S. Naval Observatory. Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  3. ^ Holloway, Jonathan B. (10 April 2023). "GPS Pioneer Inducted into Naval Oceanography Hall of Fame". US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command. US Navy. Retrieved 12 April 2023.